Oregon Coast's Original

Fishing and Whale Watching Charter

Ahoy! Welcome Aboard!

Since 1938, Tradewinds Charters in Depoe Bay has been providing “Top Deck” ocean charters for whale watching, sportfishing, bird watching, and Ecology Tours. With a fleet of 8 modern, fully equipped vessels, experienced, knowledgeable, and very friendly captains and crew, Tradewinds is the premier ocean charter service on the Oregon Coast. From the moment you check in at our charter office and board our vessels, you will definitely feel a part of the crew and right at home. We strive for not only the best in whale watching and fishing, but the best in fun.

Tradewinds is located on highway 101 at the North end of the bridge in Downtown Depoe Bay. Our private dock is located conveniently just below our office. With flags flying you’ll see our office which overlooks both the Pacific Ocean, and our harbor. We are always happy to answer your questions, so just give us a call at 541-765-2345 or fill out our Information Request Form. From individuals to large groups, Tradewinds, with our vast experience, is here to provide you with your best ocean experience. Be sure and explore the rest of our web site for great pictures and details about our charter services.

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The Staff and Skippers here at Tradewinds

Latest Fish Report

Wednesday Morning Bottom Fishing & Crabbing

1-30-2023
Noelie Achen ( Vice President )

If you are itching to get out and land some monster Ling Cod, be sure to sign up for our 5 hour trip this Wednesday.  The ocean looks great and the Outer Limits is ready to hook you up!  Make a reservation online or call us at 541-765-2345 Quit Wishin'!





Fishing Seasons for Depoe Bay Oregon

2023 

Spring All-Depth Halibut Season: Opens May. Date TBA

Back-Up Dates (If Quota Remains): TBA

Summer All-Depth Halibut Season: Opens In August.  Date TBA.

Summer Selective Coho Salmon Season: Opens In June. Date TBA

Bag Limit: 

September Non-selective Coho Salmon Season: Opens September.  Date TBA

Bag Limit: 

6-Hour Summer Deep Water Bottom Fishing – A new fishery at Tradewinds where we have out to the 40-fathom curve to fish now this summer which is 240 feet of water. There are some great spots in the area where we can find larger fish such as Lingcod, Canary rockfish etc….A fun fishery for those who want to experience REAL Deep Sea Fishing.

Albacore Tuna Fishing – Start checking our fishing reports towards the end of June for catch updates. 

Deep Water Lingcod Trips – Open until June 30th and then re-opens September 1st. 

Bottom Fishing Trips – Open year round 

Whale Watching –  During the winter months of December through February and the spring months of March through May, our vessels head offshore west from the harbor to find the migrating pods of Gray Whales. In winter the whales are heading south from Alaskan waters, their summer feeding grounds, to the shallow warm water lagoons off northern Mexico. In the Spring they are heading north back to Alaska. The Grays pass Depoe Bay in large numbers much like a long train throughout the migration period. With sightings on 98 percent of our cruises you’ll hear, “Thar she blows” all around the boat.

Ocean Dungeness Crabbing – Open thru October 15, 2023

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Depoe Bay Marine Conditions
Whale Watching On C/V Sunrise
Whale Watching On C/V Sunrise


Albacore Tuna
Albacore Tuna


Pacific Halibut
Pacific Halibut


Dungeness crab
Dungeness crab


Ling Cod
Ling Cod


Breaching Gray Whale
Breaching Gray Whale